NOME, Alaska (KTUU) - 9:30 a.m. Update:
Previous Iditarod champion musher Mitch Seavey finished this year's race in third place, coming in roughly three hours after second place finisher Nic Petit.
According to the official Iditarod time, Seavey checked in to nome at 8:11 a.m. Wednesday morning.
For the past seven years, either Mitch or his son Dallas Seavey had won first place in the Iditarod race.
Joar Leifseth Ulsom has won his first Iditarod, coming into Nome just after 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Ulsom finished in 9 days and 12 hours which is over 24 hours longer than the race record achieved by Mitch Seavey in 2017.
Nicolas Petit pulled into Nome in second place with 10 dogs in harness at 5:15 a.m. Petit looked to have the 2018 race sewn up but took a wrong turn on the Bering Sea and was leapfrogged by Ulsom.
Petit said he had the fastest team this year before hitting a wrong trail and having to back track.
According to Iditarod's GPS tracker, defending champion Mitch Seavey has passed the Safety checkpoint and is just over 20 miles out from Nome.
Ray Redington, Jr., is in fourth place after leaving White Mountain at 1:48 a.m. The veteran musher is around seven miles in front of Peter Kaiser, the musher from Bethel who is also the reigning champion of the Kuskokwim 300.